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Chief of Staff, Finance





Chief of Staff, Finance

Change the face of Global Trade.

The opportunity:

As the Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer, you'll be at the center of managing key aspects of the CFO's day-to-day engagements and driving larger cross-functional initiatives forward. You thrive in high-velocity, unstructured environments and possess the acute business judgment and communication skills needed to collaborate with a variety of people and job functions. You're outrageously organized and thorough, anticipating potential issues before they become a problem. You have an interest in corporate finance, technology and global trade and are hungry to learn what it takes to grow and manage a pre-IPO company.

You will:

  • Be the ‘right hand’ to the CFO, working behind the scenes to improve operational efficiency, solve problems, make decisions, and manage organizational issues before they need to come to the attention of the CFO
  • Assist in executing on OKRs, goals, and strategic priorities while also driving/overseeing strategic cross-functional projects & initiatives
  • Prioritize, optimize, and align portfolios of cross-functional programs to ensure the strategy is accurately translated into successful execution
  • Extend the CFO’s influence and reach, and act as a confidante and advisor, often serving as a sounding board for ideas
  • Manage one or two direct reports including the PM office, and play an integral role in the successful launch of initiatives and company-wide cadences from the office of the CFO
  • Help set the organizational structure and design, helping define and lead the hiring strategy and onboarding processes
  • Be responsible for developing a strong sense of culture and community within the organization
  • Assist with Investor Relations, Public Relations, and managing other external stakeholders
  • Assume day-to-day responsibility for select projects and tasks
  • Be responsible for the preparation & presentation of key materials, including leading staff meetings and all hands presentations  
  • Create and maintain cross-departmental relationships to drive visibility and alignment 
  • Serve as a liaison between the office of the CFO and the existing Chief of Staff cohort that supports other executives
  • Bring together multiple stakeholders and help drive decisions

You should have:

  • B.A./B.S. degree. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 7- 10 years of experience at a consulting and/or finance firm
  • 5+ years of experience in a Finance role 
  • 5+ years of experience in Project or Program Management
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage priorities and projects in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and extremely detail oriented

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 116 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience? 

Don’t be! Many of us were once in your shoes. 

Global trade is an infinitely fascinating but highly complex industry, where purchasing decisions are made every day rather than on an annually recurring basis. Don’t worry, you won’t need to become the world’s expert on ocean freight (we already hired that guy). We’ll look to you to apply your deep understanding of our key audiences, the funnel, and how to meet a digitally connected audience where they are. 

It’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move this industry forward. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success. 

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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